Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

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Date: 07/14/2014 Description:  Acting Assistant Secretary Susan A. Thornton - State Dept ImageThe Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Susan Thornton, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

U.S.-China Relationship

Date: 06/14/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Meets With Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (June 14): "The United States wants a very constructive relationship with China. That means we have to make concrete progress on our top priorities. We’ve seen the power that comes when the United States and China do work together, when we don’t treat the relationship as being zero-sum."  Full Text»  Trip Page»

U.S.-South Korea-Japan Cooperation

Secretary Pompeo (June 14): "The trilateral cooperation among the United States, South Korea, and Japan has been crucial to the effectiveness regarding our efforts regarding – regarding our efforts related to the denuclearization of North Korea, and it was certainly key to our opportunity for the summit in Singapore." Full Text» Trip Page»

President Trump Meets Kim Jong-un

President Trump (June 12): "Chairman Kim has the chance to seize an incredible future for his people. Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace." Full Text» Joint Statement»

Singapore Summit Objective

Date: 06/11/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Addresses the Press in Singapore - State Dept Image

Secretary Pompeo (June 11): "The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed. The complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the only outcome that the United States will accept." Full Text» Photos» Trip Page»

Secretary Pompeo Addresses the Media After Meetings With Kim Yong Chol

Date: 05/31/2018 Description: Secretary Pompeo Addresses Reporters at a Press Availability in New York - State Dept ImageSecretary Pompeo (May 31): "Through these series of meetings, I am confident we are moving in the right direction. ... The proposed summit offers a historic opening for President Trump and Chairman Kim to boldly lead the United States and the D.P.R.K. into a new era of peace, prosperity, and security." Full Text» Trip Page»